St. Gallen, September 2017 – At Labelexpo, Gallus will be focusing on reduced throughput times for manufacturing digitally printed labels by showcasing the Gallus Labelfire digital label printing press with added inline finishing processes.
On the basis of numerous customer requests, these functions have now been expanded to include the rotative screen printing unit. The fully integrated screen printing unit can be positioned upstream or downstream of the press. In front of the digital printing unit, for example, the customer benefits from the unbeatable opacity of white screen printing ink. Downstream, the entire pallet of advantages of screen printing can be applied, such as the haptic effects of spot varnishing or safety applications with special screen printing inks.
In contrast to existing digital label printing presses on the market, which only print digitally and then perform further processing steps for the label in a downstream process, the Gallus Labelfire can produce finished and die-cut labels in a single production operation. Thus, the Gallus Labelfire achieves faster production times for digitally printed finished labels and wastes less paper. This saves label printers time, costs and material compared to a multi-step production process, as there is no changeover required for subsequent further processing. Additionally, thanks to the latest-generation inkjet printing heads from Fujifilm, the Gallus Labelfire achieves a native resolution of 1200 dpi, which is comparable to offset printing quality.
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Gallus is showcasing the Gallus Labelfire digital label printing press at Labelexpo with added inline finishing processes.
The Gallus Group
The Gallus Group, with production facilities in Switzerland and Germany, is the world market leader in the development, production and sale of narrow-web, reel-fed presses designed for label manufacturers. The machine portfolio is augmented by a broad range of screen printing plates (Gallus Screeny), globally decentralised service operations, and a broad offering of printing accessories and replacement parts. The comprehensive portfolio also includes consulting services provided by label experts in all relevant printing and process engineering tasks. The Gallus Group is member of the Heidelberg Group and employs around 430 people, of whom 253 are based in Switzerland, where the Group has its headquarters in St. Gallen. As a member of the Heidelberg Group, the Gallus Group uses the Heidelberg global sales and service network.
For further information, please contact:
Gallus Ferd. Rüesch AG, Corporate Communications
Tel. +41 71 242 86 86